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ToxicTrailers.com was launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers with high levels of formaldehyde that sickened thousands of people. The FEMA trailer tragedy exposed what is a widespread problem in RVs, mobile homes, modular buildings and even conventional buildings that use pressed wood products. Unfortunately, as we approach the tenth anniversary of Katrina, formaldehyde regulations are not being enforced in the U.S., and people's health is at risk. If you are having burning eyes, congestion, sore throat, coughing, breathing difficulties, frequent sinus infections or rashes, and difficulties concentrating, you may have a formaldehyde problem. For questions or to share your story, write 4becky@cox.net.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

FEMA trailers still high in formaldehyde

With thousands of FEMA trailers now being dumped on the market, this e-mail is of interest because the person writing it has tested his FEMA trailers recently and found them still high in formaldehyde:

"I own several park models that were originally manufactured for FEMA. I have done extensive research into mitigating the formaldehyde contamination in the units. I have also tested numerous units on the FEMA lost for formaldehyde contamination—all have exceeded the FEMA standards for acceptable contamination by substantial levels."